A scam by any other name is still a scam

Dear Editor: Recently the o.p. published a list of scams that had been compiled by the Attorney General that were especially aimed at senior citizens in West Virginia. So while I sit by my telephone and wait for a call from a Nigerian Prince who needs some help, for which I will be richly rewarded, in shipping a large amount of gold into the U.S. Or More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Friday, April 4th, 2014

A lion named ‘French’

Dear Editor: Many may have noticed that Alderson has enacted new procedures to control the loose dog problem. Memory recalls that they could have an even larger problem, had it not been prompt action by the local More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, April 4th, 2014

Alderson prison birth story

Dear Editor: I wanted to share a personal and positive story about the Alderson prison in West Virginia, and a unique story because I’m open and have gone public about my birth inside the prison. My incarcerated More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Open letter

Dear Senator or Delegate: I am a member of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoE) community partnership to deliver the Women on Wellness program in Greenbrier County.  The National Center of More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Watching our foreign policy

Dear Editor: Once you get into the habit of watching a nation’s foreign policy, such as ours, you begin to realize that it is a lot like watching a fellow walk across a recently plowed muddy field hoping he doesn’t More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Resolution to protect the water

Dear Editor: Several weeks back, the commissioners of Summers Co. WV saw the need to help protect the waters of the State and the region by passing a resolution. The resolution was brought about by the toxic poisoning More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 21st, 2014

The right to comment at public meeting

Dear Editor: Thank you for reporting on Commissioner McClung’s and Commissioner Hanna’s latest attempt to restrict, censor or even eliminate our citizens’ right to comment at County Commission public meetings, More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 14th, 2014

Taking responsibility

Dear Editor: Correction: Recently I mis-identified the “Sudetenland” as being in Austria, actually it was in Czechoslovakia that was first invaded by German armies supposedly for ethnic protection. Next, you More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

Horse abuse/starvation case in Renick

Dear Editor: I should have called a month or two ago when I started noticing the horse losing weight. The horse, pastured in the Renick area, has had this lump (the size of a basketball now, it has gotten progressively More...

By Mountain Messenger On Friday, March 7th, 2014

A message from the past

Dear Editor: There are those who would say that the Mountain Messenger is not the place to enter into a discussion of the American issues of foreign policy. This writer would agree but, also, believes that revisiting More...